Your Monthly BIA Riverside Update: June 2021
BIA Riverside Chapter Update
Message From Your Chapter Executive Officer
Greetings Riverside Chapter Members,

Riverside County is open, and your BIA Riverside County Chapter team is excited as we have begun to resume meetings and events again in person. Your Board of Directors met in person June 3rd for the first time in more than a year, and I can tell you I have never seen a group so happy to be together and not on Zoom! That same day we had great participation from our chapter at the BIASC Housing and Policy Summit in Rancho Mirage, and I want to thank all those who joined us. It was an engaging day covering many of the policy and regulatory challenges our industry faces.  

On the advocacy front, we have been very focused on several issues that will have significant impact to our builders throughout Riverside County if approved:

First, is the Southern California Association of Governments (SCAG) Greenprint initiative. SCAG has contracted with the Nature Conservancy utilizing SB 1 Transportation Funds to create an online conservation planning tool in a manner that could invoke new CEQA threats to entitled housing projects. While the BIA supports both new transportation infrastructure and appropriate open space conservation, this effort is being conducted behind closed doors without appropriate stakeholder input. We will continue to work to see that our industry is at the table in the decision-making process and ensure entitled housing projects are protected. 
Second, is the piece of proposed state legislation SB 12. As noted in a recent op-ed authored by BIASC, Orange County Business Council and BizFed LA, “Senate Bill 12 has been touted as necessary to protect residents and homes from future California wildfires. In part, SB 12 would prohibit cities and counties from approving new housing developments unless they are determined to be adequately protected from wildfires under a myriad of new regulations set forth by various state agencies. While the goal of protecting residents and their homes from wildfires is certainly good, the approach laid out in SB 12 is fraught with problems.” You can read more about SB 12 by clicking HERE.

Later in this newsletter you will see a robust list of upcoming events. We have a very full summer and fall schedule ahead, and I hope we will see you at an event soon! As always, if you have questions or if we can be of service please contact me at: [email protected].

Lou Monville
BIA Riverside Chapter Interim Executive Officer
Events Recap
BIA Riverside Summer Kickoff Mixer
Thank you for joining us for an evening of networking
at Luna Modern Mexican Kitchen!
News & Upcoming Events
Stay tuned for upcoming events, webinars, and industry news!
New Date!
Wednesday, July 14, 2021
4:30PM - 8:00PM
BIA Baldy View Chapter & BIA Riverside County Chapter Summer BBQ Mixer
Join the BIA Baldy View Chapter and the BIA Riverside County Chapter at the beautiful Resort Club House on 6th for a poolside Summer BBQ Networking Mixer!
Sponsorships Available!
Thursday, July 29, 2021
5:00PM - 7:30PM
BIA Riverside Chapter Farewell & Celebration of Borre Winckel

Join us for a retirement celebration and Bid Adieu to past executive officer of the BIA Riverside Chapter, Borre WinCkel.
Sponsorships Available!
Thursday, August 19, 2021
Wilson Creek Winery
5:00PM - 8:0PM
BIA Riverside Chapter Wine Under the Stars

Join us for the Annual Riverside Chapter Wine Event at Wilson Creek Winery. We are excited to be able to host this signature event again. Come enjoy some wine and networking in beautiful Temecula Wine Country.
Sponsorships Available!
93 Days Till the Building Industry Show 3.0!
Building Industry Show 3.0
September 29-30, 2021

Join us September 29-30, 2021 for BIS 3.0 – With overwhelming support from our members, attendees and exhibitors, we are thrilled to be planning our most important live annual event this year. Building industry manufacturers having been working all year to showcase their new product lines and service offerings. Builders are eager to source new products & meet the needs of their product-hungry consumers. Buyers can source the latest trends, take advantage of special deals, and discover ways to grow their business!
More Upcoming Events!
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BIA Riverside Chapter Annual Installation Gala
November 19, 2021 - Mission Inn Riverside
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